Hi- we are renting a villa on chalk sound and plan to go to Taylor beach. What is this about a gate? The beach is listed as public.
It is a public beach but access is really limited unless you're crossing over private property. Apparently there use to be more public access/parking but some property was sold where that access was and there are some villas there now. We were staying on Taylor Bay at a villa so we had direct access to the beach. There are still a couple of spots that the public can access if you're lucky enough to get a place to park that you can walk in. There was a lot of complaints about the limited access prior to us going but with private owners building I see their point, too, of not wanting people parking at their villas or going across their private property to access the beach. I think the local government should have thought ahead and saved a small plot just for access.
It's a beautiful, quiet beach and definitely worth the walk in.
Enjoy your trip. It's a beautiful island!
I just saw this question alert, not sure if you went already. Just wanted to second Sunny's answer. We actually stay in the gated community that you can access Taylor Beach by being in one of the houses, and it is tough for anyone outside the community to get in. I hope that the gov gets involved and makes it more accessible again because yes, it's technically public, they all are. Have so much fun. Absolutely love T&C.
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